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1940s (Batting and Pitching)



Batting

Rank Year Name First Team Lg HR RBI OBP SLG RPR PEVA
RATING
POST PEVA
1 1944 McQuinn George SLA AL 1 5 0.609 0.750 7 55.103 5.510
2 1948 Elliott Bob BSN NL 2 5 0.391 0.619 9 50.216 5.022
3 1941 Keller Charlie NYA AL 0 5 0.476 0.500 10 49.450 4.945
4 1945 Greenberg Hank DET AL 2 7 0.467 0.696 14 48.038 4.804
5 1945 Cavarretta Phil CHN NL 1 5 0.500 0.615 12 39.955 3.995
6 1941 Gordon Joe NYA AL 1 5 0.667 0.929 7 39.391 3.939
7 1947 Lindell Johnny NYA AL 0 7 0.625 0.778 10 38.878 3.888
8 1949 Brown Bobby NYA AL 0 5 0.571 0.917 9 35.957 3.596
9 1946 York Rudy BOS AL 2 5 0.433 0.652 11 35.709 3.571
10 1943 Dickey Bill NYA AL 1 4 0.350 0.444 5 29.418 2.942
11 1944 Cooper Walker SLN NL 0 2 0.400 0.500 3 27.790 2.779
12 1940 Greenberg Hank DET AL 1 6 0.400 0.607 11 27.648 2.765
13 1946 Slaughter Enos SLN NL 1 2 0.433 0.560 7 26.399 2.640
14 1946 Walker Harry SLN NL 0 6 0.524 0.529 9 25.991 2.599
15 1944 Sanders Ray SLN NL 1 1 0.423 0.429 6 25.586 2.559
16 1943 Sanders Ray SLN NL 1 2 0.400 0.471 5 24.179 2.418
17 1940 Campbell Bruce DET AL 1 5 0.448 0.520 9 24.151 2.415
18 1949 Campanella Roy BRO NL 1 2 0.389 0.533 4 23.460 2.346
19 1942 Kurowski Whitey SLN NL 1 5 0.353 0.600 8 23.371 2.337
20 1940 Werber Billy CIN NL 0 2 0.452 0.519 7 23.084 2.308


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Pitching

Rank Year Name First Team Lg W L SV IP ERA PEVA
RATING
POST PEVA
1 1940 Newsom Bobo DET AL 2 1 0 26.0 1.38 55.224 5.522
2 1946 Brecheen Harry SLN NL 3 0 0 20.0 0.45 37.674 3.767
3 1943 Chandler Spud NYA AL 2 0 0 18.0 0.50 34.346 3.435
4 1947 Casey Hugh BRO NL 2 0 1 10.3 0.87 31.376 3.138
5 1949 Reynolds Allie NYA AL 1 0 1 12.3 0.00 29.198 2.920
6 1947 Shea Spec NYA AL 2 0 0 15.3 2.35 28.787 2.879
7 1948 Sain Johnny BSN NL 1 1 0 17.0 1.06 27.566 2.757
8 1948 Lemon Bob CLE AL 2 0 0 16.3 1.65 21.256 2.126
9 1942 Beazley Johnny SLN NL 2 0 0 18.0 2.50 20.756 2.076
10 1944 Cooper Mort SLN NL 1 1 0 16.0 1.13 20.594 2.059
11 1946 Dobson Joe BOS AL 1 0 0 12.7 0.00 20.541 2.054
12 1944 Donnelly Blix SLN NL 1 0 0 6.0 0.00 20.397 2.040
13 1940 Walters Bucky CIN NL 2 0 0 18.0 1.50 19.499 1.950
14 1948 Bearden Gene CLE AL 1 0 1 10.7 0.00 19.433 1.943
15 1945 Newhouser Hal DET AL 2 1 0 20.7 6.10 19.211 1.921
16 1944 Galehouse Denny SLA AL 1 1 0 18.0 1.50 18.595 1.860
17 1941 Murphy Johnny NYA AL 1 0 0 6.0 0.00 18.235 1.823
18 1942 Chandler Spud NYA AL 0 1 1 8.3 1.08 17.817 1.782
19 1944 Kramer Jack SLA AL 1 0 0 11.0 0.00 17.392 1.739
20 1940 Derringer Paul CIN NL 2 1 0 19.3 2.79 16.916 1.692
  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate - 3.200 Postseason (Postseason/World Series MVP Candidate)
    20.000 - All League - 2.000 Postseason
    15.000 - All-Star Level - 1.500 Postseason
    10.000 - Very Good - 1.000 Postseason
    3.500 - Average - 0.350 Postseason
    0.200 - Minimum - 0.020 Postseason


Photo Credits: Archive images, Library of Congress. Hank Greenberg, Spud Chandler, George McQuinn, Wikipedia Commons.

Note: There have been 3 different eras for postseason baseball in baseball history. Pre-1900, with single postseason series in 1884-1890, 1892. World Series only between the National League and the American League from 1903-1968. From 1969 through today, multiple rounds of postseason, including the World Series, all years, except 1994. Each postseason, no matter the amount of rounds is graded as a whole, scoring each category per the era and season.

Note: Postseason PEVA represent 10% of the value given to the Regular Season PEVA value. Postseason Batting PEVA includes a Position Player Fielding Value as well as Batting Value.

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